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Asparagus Bacon Quiche Recipe
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Asparagus Bacon Quiche Recipe

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Lovely asparagus peeks out of every slice of this hearty quiche, which is delicious and a little different. I like to make it for special occasions—it's a welcome addition to any brunch buffet. —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 296 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.


  1. Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes; remove foil. Bake 5 minutes longer; remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. Cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes; drain well. Arrange the bacon and asparagus in the crust.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs; add cream, 1/2 cup cheese, onions, sugar, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour over asparagus. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 23-25 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Bacon Quiche in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p29

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"So delicious! Even my picky son ate every bite! I added 2 extra slices of crumble bacon. I used the pre-cooked kind. It was so good! I will definitely add this to my list of favorites!"

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"This was pretty good. I think I'd like swiss cheese better in it but it was good."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"I made this yummy quiche for our Sunday brunch this morning and everyone loved it! I will definitely be making it again!"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I used broccoli instead of asparagus and it was amazing! Very yummy and will make again."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I was unsure of how the parmesan would work in this quiche and it was AMAZING!! This will be a staple in our house!"

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